IDEF 2021: Turkish Aerospace Industries displays Hürjet fighter

Turkish Aerospace Industries exhibited its Hürjet single-engine fighter aircraft during International Defense Industry Fair, IDEF 2021, held in Istanbul from August 16 to 20.

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Turkish Aerospace Industries displays Hürjet fighter 01  First flight of Hürjet is planned for March 18, 2023. The date of 18 March is important for Turkey because it symbolizes Turkey’s independence and victory in the Gallipoli War, the year 2023 is also highly symbolic because it is the centennial of the Turkish Republic(Picture source: Army Recognition)

Advanced Jet Trainer and Light Attack Aircraft HÜRJET is a single engine, tandem-seat with modern avionics and high-performance features, fulfills a critical role in modern pilot training through its superior performance characteristics.

Combat variant provides a battlefield force multiplier through a wide range of mission capabilities and an extensive payload.

HÜRJET Project has started to fulfil international and Turkish Air Force requirements by replacing aging T-38s as Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) and F-5s as Acrobatic Team Aircrafts with a modern high performance multirole aircraft.

In addition to these, HÜRJET’s capabilities also extent to:

- Replacing aging jet trainers, majority of which are 20 or more years old.
- Being used as Advanced Jet Trainers due to the increasing number of 5th generation aircraft (TFX, F-35, etc.) and their changing configurations

Considering the multirole aircraft market, Turkish Aerospace has started HÜRJET Program with the intention of targeting the potential in the market by benefiting from its experience and skills on cost effective design/production of trainer/light aircraft/system.

Turkish Aerospace Industries displays Hürjet fighter 02 Hürjet specifications (Picture source: Army Recognition)